FAYETTEVILLE -- Patricia King Jefferson died on February 14, 2012 at Southwest Christian Care, Union City, Ga. Pat, one of seven children, was born May 20, 1923 to BJ and Marie Allen King of Columbus, Ga. She is preceded in death her husband Reverend Hugh M. Jefferson; sisters; Mary Allen King Thomas, and Catherine Alice King Binns; brothers; Gary Wood King, John Allen King, and G. Dean Allen King and 2 nephews. She is survived by her brother Henry Lee ("Harry") King of Clearwater, FL, 15 dearly beloved nieces and nephews whom she nurtured as her own; 27 great nieces and nephews and 6 great-great nieces and nephews.
Pat attended Wynnton Elementary and Columbus High School (CHS) and was a long time member of Wynnton Methodist Church. She was active with lead rolls in CHS plays and later directed The Christian Fellowship productions. She was a Drama Major at the University of Georgia, graduating in 1945.She went on to study at the University of North Carolina, Northwestern U and in New York City. She then returned to Columbus where she worked in sales at WRBL and was the star in the radio program: "Chat with Pat". After many years, she became a speech teacher at Andrew College, in Cuthbert, GA where she met and married Hugh Jefferson, a retired Presbyterian Minister who was also on the faculty. Their greatest joys together were serving in Camp Fartherest Out, a Christian Lay organization. Since her husband's death, Pat has worshipped at the First Baptist Church, Cuthbert.
A memorial services will be held on Sunday February 19, 2012 at 3:00PM at First Baptist Church of Cuthbert with Reverend Tom McClendon officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the music ministry of First Baptist Church, Cuthbert.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home